Venus and the Sisters (Apr 6 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (Bifrost Astronomical Observatory) After wandering about as far from the Sun on the sky as Venus can get, the brilliant evening star crossed paths with the Pleiades star cluster earlier this week. The beautiful conjunction was enjoyed by skygazers around the world. Taken on April 2, this celestial group photo captures the view from Portal, Arizona, USA (...) #astronomy
Messier 9 cluster: First discovered by Charles Messier in 1764, the globular cluster Messier 9 is a vast swarm of ancient stars located 25,000 light-years away, close to the center of the galaxy. The cluster’s innermost stars have never been individually resolved - until now. Hubble has captured the details of over 250,000 stars within it. Most of Messier 9′s stars are nearly ten billion years old — twice the Sun’s age.
The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years. The galactic core is 26000 light years away.
M81 & M82 M81 is the face on spiral galaxy. It is interacting gravitationally with M82 below it. This photo also captured a satellite traveling across the field on the left.
The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
Kanakuk Kamps.. If you have kids, or friends who have kids you need to look into Kanakuk Kamps
infinity-imagined: Earth seen by the GOES-14 weather satellite, May 22nd 2013. strange sign